We’re thrilled to announce Spirit of Harrogate is the newest member of Saint Michael’s Guild of Patrons!
With our town and community at the heart of the Slingsby brand and products, we decided to further our support for our hometown hospice which is just a stone’s through away from our office in Hornbeam Park.
With Slingsby we strived to capture and bottle the spirit of Harrogate, a place where visitors still flock to relax, indulge and socialise while enjoying the restorative nature of the town. We’re inspired by Harrogate, by its famous wells, the picturesque surrounding countryside and of course, the water. A number of our key botanicals are even hand-grown local plants synonymous with the spa town.
Because of this, we’ve always been dedicated to supporting local causes and this year, much of our CSR activity is focussing on mental health, which we know is also central to Saint Michael’s brilliant 2020 vision strategy and resonates so well with our team values.
Supporting holistic hospice care is personal for us. During the past year at Spirit of Harrogate, we’ve had staff who have faced life challenges such as bereavement and we have always strived to support them in the best way we could. Helping the team through everyday life after such events is so important, so this year we have implemented a wellbeing programme – everything from office jigsaws, team breakfasts, mental health first aiders and external counselling.
We will be supporting Saint Michael’s over a three-year period by committing £15,000 and playing a key role in driving forward the strategy of service improvement and expansion through business support and advice. Our support aims to ensure the patients of today get the care they need, while also helping Saint Michael’s prepare for the needs of the patients tomorrow.
Saint Michael’s is so close to our hearts and it never ceases to amaze us, just how hard hospices like Saint Michael’s are having to work just to stay still. In these hard economic times, people’s altruism gets stretched thin and there are a lot of worthy causes that truly need the support.